There Was Yet No Heaven
for saxophone and fixed media
This piece is a musical depiction of the creation of the world, based on the biblical account. It is also a conflict between good and evil, which is represented in the composition by the saxophone’s two distinctly different types of expression.
World premiere at XVIII World Saxophone Congress in Zagreb, Croatia
July 11, 2018.
U.S. Premiere at EMS60 (In celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the University of Illinois Experimental Music Studios), November 17, 2018. Other performances include International Saxophone Symposium at George Mason University on January 13, 2019, and SPLICE Festival at Western Michigan University on June 29, 2019.
Wilson Poffenberger, saxophone
Adriano Orrù, pre-recorded double bass